What were Nigerians searching for on Google in March? Here you go!

Professor Dora Akunyili’s appearance after a long period of sickness has turned out to be the most searched and talked about topic about people in the month of March in Nigeria on Google. The transformation of the full-bodied woman to a leaner figure attracted a lot of Nigerians to several blog sites while she was attending the National Conference in Abuja. Curious Nigerians continue to search for the cause of her ailment, and the decision to attend a public event.


Leon Balogun, a German-born Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf Football Club also made it to the list. Balogun was called up by the Super Eagle’s coach, Stephen Keshi for the first time for a friendly match between Nigeria and Mexico.

Others on the list of top trending people include Oscar Pistorius who is still facing trial in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend, the late Zara Gretti (real name- Margaret Mary-Joseph) who passed on at the age of 28 after suffering for multiple Sclerosis and Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe whose was in the news regarding a controversial picture with a fellow actress.

zara gretti


The mysterious disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 topped the list of top trending searches in March. Since announced on the 8th of March, the whole world, including Nigerians have turned to Google Search for news, updates and possible links that explains the whereabout of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people.




On the home front, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment saga also created a lot of buzz and activity online. Other topics on the list include the Crimea stand-off, Champions League draw and Nollywood actress Biola Ige.


Phyno, Yemi Alade and P-Square topped the highest trending musicians category, while Genevieve Nnaji, Ebuka and Nadia Buari topped the list of highest trending Nollywood personalities.


Here’s a full look at all of our top 10 lists for Nigeria in March 2014.

Top trending people

  1. Dora Akunyili

  2. Leon Balogun

  3. Oscar Pistorius

  4. Zara Gretti

  5. Muna Obiekwe

  6. Akas Baba

  7. Biola Ige

  8. Fred Phelps

  9. Olanike Olaiya

  10. Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson


Top 10 Trending Searches

  1. Missing plane, MH370, Malaysian Plane

  2. immigration recruitment

  3. Crimea

  4. Champions league draw

  5. Biola ige

  6. Total scholarship 2014

  7. Punch newspaper today

  8. Dora akunyili

  9. Leon balogun

  10. Multiple sclerosis


Top Trending Nigerian Musicians

  1. Phyno

  2. Yemi Alade

  3. P-Square

  4. Kcee

  5. Ice Prince

  6. Femi Kuti

  7. Sean Tizzle

  8. Waje

  9. 9ice

  10. Dammy Krane


Top Trending Nollywood Celebs

  1. Genevieve Nnaji

  2. Ebuka

  3. Nadia Buari

  4. Jim Iyke

  5. Van Vicker

  6. Rita Dominic

  7. Mercy Johnson

  8. Oge Okoye

  9. Tonto Dike

  10. Yvonne Nelson


Top 10 Most Searched Sport teams

  1. Chelsea

  2. Arsenal

  3. Liverpool

  4. Barcelona

  5. Real Madrid

  6. Manchester United

  7. Roma

  8. Manchester city

  9. Sunderland

  10. Everton


Top searched “What is…”

  1. what is love

  2. what is computer

  3. what is biology

  4. what is government

  5. what is communication

  6. what is money

  7. what is education

  8. what is economics

  9. what is democracy

  10. what is science


Top 10 “How to…”

  1. how to kiss

  2. how to love

  3. how to hack

  4. how to swim

  5. how to twerk

  6. how to pray

  7. how to study

  8. how to cook

  9. how to dance

  10. how to draw

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